8:15 a.m.

The Changing Face of American Communities: Implications for Framing Discussions About Health Disparities


E. Richard Brown, Ph.D.


Director, Center for Health Policy Research

University of California, Los Angeles


Unity or Apartheid: The Implications of Diversity for U.S. Society


Mindy Thompson Fullilove, M.D.


Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health

Columbia University


Framing Health Disparities: More Than a Message


Lori Dorfman, Dr.P.H.


Director, Berkeley Media Studies Group



10:30 a.m.

Panels—Case Communities: How Have Communities in Transition Framed Health Disparities for Action?


East Palo Alto


Ruben Abrica

City Council Member, East Palo Alto


Melieni Talakai, R.N.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Ravenswood Family Health Center


Luisa Buada, R.N., M.P.H.

Chief Executive Officer, Ravenswood Family Health Center

South County Community Health Center, Inc.


Douglas J. Fort

For Youth, By Youth, Inc.

Founder and Director, Intervention/ReEntry/ Street Team Services

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